T.S. Shankar

It will provide information about departure and arrival of flights

CHENNAI: As part of its endeavour to reduce the waiting time of air passengers and visitors at the Chennai airport, a web portal (www.flightinformation.in) has been launched by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

According to Dinesh Kumar, Chennai Airport Director, the web portal will provide information regarding departure and arrival of flights of both international and domestic airlines operated out of Kamaraj Domestic Terminal (KDT) and Anna International Terminal (AIT).

Passengers can access for getting information through this exclusive portal and also by sending the flight number through Short Message Service (SMS) to 6263. Subscribers of any mobile operator can access this service.

Mr.Kumar said while both the services can be accessed globally, the portal would provide other useful passenger-friendly information such as travel tips, weather report, calendar, and leading hotels in Chennai, list of tour operators and links to some of the other useful websites. Provision has been made for getting the feedback or suggestion about the portal.

While the design, hosting and technical support has been provided by Messrs.

Maruti Computers, he said the facility had been launched in association with southindia.com